Who can perform a marriage or civil union ceremony?

Hereby authorized to solemnize marriages or civil unions between such persons as may lawfully enter into the matrimonial relation or civil union; and every religious society, institution or organization in this State may join together in marriage or civil union such persons according to the rules and customs of the society, institution or organization (Title 37:1-13):

  • Chairman of any township committee or village president of this State
  • Each judge of a federal district court
  • Each judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Every minister of every religion
  • Former County Court
  • Former County District Court who has resigned in good standing
  • Former County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Judge of a municipal court
  • Judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court
  • Judge of the Superior Court
  • Judge of a tax court
  • Retired judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court
  • Surrogate of any county, county clerk and any mayor or the deputy mayor when authorized by the mayor
  • United States magistrate

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1. Where should you apply for a marriage or civil union license?
2. Who can perform a marriage or civil union ceremony?
3. When should you apply for a marriage or civil union license?
4. What should you bring with you when you apply?
5. Where should the marriage or civil union record be filed?